Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Strengthen Your Teeth!

The strength of your teeth are imperative to your whole-body health and comfort, so explore the following resources for tips on how to keep them healthy throughout your life.
·         Get more facts about what cavities are, how they develop, and how you can explain cavities to your kids by reviewing the information in this article.
·         Check out WebMD.com to find information on how cavities can affect your dental health and how you can prevent them.
·         Visit CosmeticDentistry.com to find out what you can expect from a routine root canal procedure.
·         If you’re nervous about your upcoming root canal procedure, read through this article fromColgate.com. You’ll find facts about the procedure, tips on how to prepare, and what to expect after the procedure.
·         Read through this article to learn about the many benefits of visiting your dentist regularly. You’ll learn about the many oral diseases you can prevent by seeing your dentist twice a year.

A spring has sprung, so resolve to take better care of your teeth. Start the spring off with a spring cleaning of your teeth, by calling Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S at (800) 223-0801 and scheduling an appointment. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cavity Prevention 101

Visiting your family dentist is certainly an important part of cavity prevention. However, the responsibility to maintain your oral health lies in your hands as well. There are a few simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of cavities.
What You Can Do
At home, your habits are your key to good oral health, from brushing and flossing properly to cutting back on sugary foods and drinks. Focus on these basics of oral health care to prevent cavities:
·         Brush your teeth at least twice a day, or after every meal. Be sure to use a soft-bristled brush and fluoridated toothpaste; always brush before bed to remove food particles and bacteria that can cause cavities.
·         Floss after you brush your teeth. You can use traditional floss or floss picks to get between your teeth and prevent cavities from forming.
·         Finish with mouthwash to kill any bacteria you may have missed while brushing and flossing. The cleaner your mouth is, the less likely you are to develop cavities.
·         If you consume sugary foods or drinks but are unable to brush right away, rinse out your mouth with water to reduce bacteria buildup.
How Your Dentist Can Help
Your family dentist plays a pivotal role in keeping you cavity free. He or she has professional tools, techniques, and skills that will help you prevent and treat cavities.
·         Regular, professional cleanings will ensure that all the plaque and bacteria are removed from your teeth at least twice a year. Your teeth will be smooth, clean, and healthy after a visit to the dentist.  Your caregivers can also catch problems that arise earlier; wait until it hurts just isn’t a logical option, the cost of care goes up and the risk for greater damage from cavities, old restoration failure and recession go up.

At Dr. Alina Bergan DDS, our family dentist can keep your teeth clean and cavity free. To schedule an appointment , call our 5 Towns office at (800)223-0801 today.  

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

How Does a Dentist Fill a Cavity?

If you have a cavity, you may be wondering how your dentist will address the problem. Many cavities will simply be filled with a composite material to prevent further decay. Watch this video to learn what happens when a dentist fills a cavity.
The  video shows, there are a few simple steps your family dentist will take when he or she fills your cavity. The cavity itself will be removed, the filling will be applied then hardened, and the bite will be checked for proper alignment. Filling a cavity only takes one short appointment.

Come to Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S. for all your dental services. Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S. can fill cavities; perform routine cleanings, and much more. Call (800)223-0801 for an appointment today.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Who is A Good Candidate for Dental Bonding?

Having a beautiful, healthy smile is important for most people. If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth, you may be reluctant to show your smile to the world. Luckily, dental bonding may be a perfect option for you; talk with your family dentist to find out if you are a good candidate for dental bonding.
What Can Dental Bonding Fix?
You can benefit from dental bonding if you have chipped, cracked, uneven, or discolored teeth. Small gaps between the teeth, tooth decay, and gum recession can also be cosmetically addressed with dental bonding. Your family dentist can help you decide if dental bonding is the ideal solution or if veneers, crowns, or teeth whitening will correct your teeth more effectively.
Who is Eligible for Dental Bonding?
People who are good candidates for dental boding are adults who are unhappy with their teeth but do not wish to undergo an extensive procedure. Your specific dental and health history may influence whether dental bonding is right for you. You'll need to discuss your goals with your dentist to find the right fix for your teeth. Smokers should know that the bonding material will yellow when exposed to cigarette smoke, resulting in a discolored smile.
How Does Dental Bonding Work?
The same composite material that is used to fill cavities can be used to create a more attractive smile. Your family dentist will roughen the surface of your tooth, apply the bonding material, and use a special light to harden it. After the bonding material is polished, it will look just like a natural tooth, giving you the smile you have always wanted.

At Dr. Alina Bergan D.D.S, our skilled dentist can determine if you are a good candidate for dental bonding. For an appointment at our Cedarhurst office, call (800) 223-0801 today.